Coveted Florida transfer quarterback Felipe Franks announced tonight that he plans to transfer to Arkansas for the 2020 season. Franks will have one year of eligibility remaining to play for the Razorbacks.
Franks was at one time considered to be leaning toward transferring to Kansas to play for Les Miles. Kansas was considered to be a near lock as late as December for the former Florida starting quarterback. But in an apparent recruiting win for new Razorbacks coach Sam Pittman, Franks announced tonight his intent to transfer to Arkansas via Twitter.
According to Dylan Murrell of the internet publication, “Fansided”, “The highly coveted Florida transfer announced his final decision tonight after visiting Arkansas last weekend. This comes as a significant blow to Les Miles and Kansas football. The Jayhawks seemed to have a great shot at landing Franks after he visited Lawrence back in December. The rumors were swirling on Twitteer that Franks was a lock for Kansas, but then the Razorbacks stole the show.”
Franks will join the Razorbacks quarterback room that will include K. J. Jefferson, John Stephen Jones and Jack Lindsey. The four will be under the tutelage of new offensive coordinator Kendall Briles. All in all, it promises to be an exciting spring as the new-look Razorbacks begin to develop under new head football coach, Sam Pittman.
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